Peter Holt from 3H Consultancy Sponsors The Site Recorder Program For ADMAT

 Peter Holt and Dr. Spooner at the International Shipwreck Conference which was held in February earlier this year at the Robbins Conference Centre, University of Plymouth in England

Peter Holt and Dr. Spooner at the International Shipwreck Conference which was held in February earlier this year at the Robbins Conference Centre, University of Plymouth in England

Dr Spooner and Peter Hold met up at the Shipwreck conference, where Dr Spooner was giving a paper on The White House Bay Wreck.

ADMAT is delighted to receive the Site Recorder software program designed by Peter Holt and sponsored by 3H Consultancy. This new program will be used on all ADMAT projects from now on, starting with the survey of the Button Wreck in the Florida Keys.

The Site Recorder is a versatile Geographic Information System (GIS) specifically designed for marine archaeology. Site Recorder has been designed to replace the separate surveying, drawing, finds handing and reporting programs usually used on site.  With Site Recorder you can collect together all of the information about an archaeological site in one place. Separate pieces of information can then be associated with one another allowing easy analysis and interpretation of the information. The program integrates geographic charts with information databases and powerful survey processing tools to allow a site to be documented completely. Unlike most other GIS programs, Site Recorder is designed for collecting information and not just its display.

ADMAT looks forward to using this new software as well as training the next generation of maritime archaeologists to use and implement it to great effect. Many thanks to Peter for making this happen.

 Dr Spooner lecturing on The White House Bay Wreck maritime archaeological survey in St Kitts

Dr Spooner lecturing on The White House Bay Wreck maritime archaeological survey in St Kitts